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  FAQ Frequently Asked Questions for Skydiving Malaysia  
GENERAL   STATIC LINE JUMP   TANDEM SKYDIVE   AFF
GENERAL
1. Do I need reservations?

We strongly suggest that you book your trip as far in advance as possible. All packages we offer are by advance reservation only, please check our description for more details.

Bookings can be made a minimum of seven days before the jump date, to a maximum of six months in advance. In peak seasons like weekends and public holidays, two to three weeks advance notice is strongly recommended. The sooner you contact us the high chance you have the skydiving slot of your preferred date.

2. How Safe is Skydiving?

Skydiving is a high-speed aerial sport that exposes its participants to the real risk of injury and death. It is like any other extreme sport, there are inherent risks, and avoiding them requires careful training and execution. Failure to follow that training can lead to serious injury. Skydiving is as safe as individuals make it.

Analysis of skydiving accidents shows that most are caused by jumpers who make mistakes of procedure or judgment. Contrary to popular belief, very few skydiving accidents or injuries are caused by random or unexpected equipment failure. On our part, we provide good quality equipment, highly experienced staff, a comprehensive training program, and good backup systems to ensure the sport is safe for all our customers.

3. Is Skydiving easy to learn?
Our expert skydiving instructors are here to show you just how simple it is to learn how to skydive. We'll make sure you're ready for your first jump.

Skydiving takes a lot of skill that expands far beyond what one might think of when they see videos of skydivers playing around in the sky. It's not as easy as it looks, but it is as fun as it looks.
4. Is there a skydiving age limit?
You must be at least 16 years old and above, this is standard law for all skydiving dropzones. Anyone under 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian. No age maximum as long you are fit and active, you’re never too old to jump!
5. Is there a weight limit to skydive?

The standard parachute can take 40kg - 90kg. Less than 40kg or over 90kg, you still can sign up. Just inform us early and we will prepare you a suitable gear.

6. Are there a physical requirements to skydive?
Parachutists need a reasonable standard of physical fitness. We have minimum fitness requirements. All participants must be physically fit, fully self-mobile with a full range of mobility and able to lift their knees to their chest unaided.
7. What should I wear to skydive?
You should dress in comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and wear shoes that will not fall off easily.
No hiking boots, flip flops, or sandals.
8. What about my glasses/contacts?
We will supply goggles that can go over glasses if needed. Contacts are fine, just make sure that your instructor is aware of them so that you are kitted out with the appropriate goggles.
9. What should I do when I arrive at the airstrip?
Meet up with your instructor/team members will greet you and sort you out with paperwork. Next, you’ll be directed to ground training area.
10. When will I start my jump?
Static Line Jump:
After completing paperwork and a 4 hours ground training session, your jump will be scheduled. The timing of your jump will depend on your arrival time, the weather, and the size of the group of that day. Plan to spend one or two days with us to focus on your training.

Accelerated Freefall: (not available yet)
After completing paperwork and a 4 hours ground training session, your jump will be scheduled. The timing of your jump will depend on your arrival time, the weather, and the size of the group of that day. Plan to spend one or two days with us to focus on your training.

Tandem Skydive: (not available yet)
After completing paperwork and a 20-minute ground briefing session, your jump will be scheduled. The timing of your jump will depend on your arrival time, the weather, and the size of the group. Plan to spend two to four hours with us.
11. How fast is freefall?
The average speed is 190km/h or 120 miles p/h or 200 feet per second.
12 How high do I do my skydive from?
It's depend on the skydiving course you signed up. A Static ine jump from 3,000 feet will take you around 6 to 10 minutes to land on the ground.

10,000 feet will give you about 35 seconds of freefall, from 13,500 will give you about a minute in freefall.
13. Can I breathe during freefall?
Yes, surely. Just relax and breathe normally. There is lots of fresh air around you!
14. What does skydiving feel like?
It’s hard for us to describe it to you, the best is you tell us when you land!! One thing is nearly guaranteed, though: it will be the most invigorating experience you have ever had. You won’t get the sinking stomach feeling like what’s often experienced on roller coasters or amusement park rides. With you flying at 120 miles per hour down and the wind coming up at you, you’re closer to a feeling of floating. It really is unlike anything you’ve done before. You’ll like it and addictive to the speed.
15. Can me and my friends all jump together?
Each jumper leaves the plane separately from other jumpers or different airplane sometimes. Safety first!
16. Can we get one video for all of us?
Each jump is made separately. Your instructor will capture your individual experience only.
17. Can I bring my own camera?
You can take as many pictures as you want on the ground before and after your jump. However, you may not bring a camera, phone, GoPro, Selfie Stick, etc. for your skydive. There is too much risk associated with you bringing your own; it’s best left to the pros. Our instructors are trained to use cameras while skydiving and are properly equipped to capture the whole amazing thing.
18. Can I get a refund?
Once you have paid, there are no refunds – but you can reschedule your jump for another day. If you anticipate a conflict, get in touch at least 96 hours in advance with our booking manager. If less than a 96-hours notice is given, no refund will be allowed, your pilot, instructor, notam, and aircraft is booked and confirmed.
19. Do I need to get insurance for skydiving?
Insurance is Optional however, we highly recommended you get it. We do not cover for insurance, you have to purchase insurance separately by your own, it's optional however we highly recommended you get it for safety and peace of mind while booking or travel for holiday to enjoy and learn to skydiving.
20. Can I scream while skydiving?
Don't feel embarrassed, just scream outt lound. Skydiving is a high adrenaline sport and jumping from a plane often causes our heart rate to increase, making us catch our breath. Some first-time jumpers report not being able to breathe at all. We encourage people to scream as they leave the plane, as this reminds you to breathe and proves that you can.
21. Which type of Skydiving is RIGHT for me?
In terms of enjoyment, tandem skydiving is the clear winner because you don’t have to worry about a thing other than how you look on camera, enjoy the thrill, and bird eyes view of the scenery. Your tandem instructor will do all the work for you. On top of that, since you’re jumping from a higher altitude, you get more free-fall time in the sky and enjoy the view much longer.

On the other hand, the static-line jump is a good choice if you intend to become an advanced/professional jumper. You have to do everything yourself, meaning you’ll most likely spend more time focusing on controlling the canopy direction to fly back to the dropzone and landing safely instead of enjoying the view.

Accelerated Freefall is for people who wants more advanced/professional skills in this sport. Either to become a professioanl skydiver, join competition or an instructor in this buisness.
22. How long will the Skydive last?
Static Line Jump and Tandem Skydive, you will take 15 minutes to climb to the altitude and you will fly your parachute for 5 to 7 minutes. Tandem Skydive will have approximately 30 second freefall.

Accelerated Freefall (AFF), you will take 20 minutes to climb to the altitude and you will freefall for approximately 30 second, and fly your parachute for 5 to 7 minutes.
23. How fast do I freefall?
The average size person freefalls at a speed of 190 km/h. The heavier the person, the faster the freefall. The descent rate under parachutes is about 1,000' per minute.
24. Can I learn to Skydive Solo?
Absolutely! You can do it without prior experience. You can enroll for our Static Line jump or Accelerated Freefall courses, where you will learn to skydive solo.

The only requirements for static-line skydiving are as follows:

- You must be within the recommended Body Mass Index (BMI) and of a reasonable fitness level. The maximum weight is 95 kilograms, fully dressed.

- If you under the age of 18, you need parental consent. The minimum age for solo skydiving is 16 years. Some places may impose a maximum age limit for participants and require those over 60 to prepare a declaration of fitness from your doctor.

- You must be free from medical conditions such as epilepsy, cardiovascular and neurological conditions, some forms of diabetes, and recurring injuries such as dislocations. It’s best to speak to your doctor if you’re unsure whether you’re fit to jump.

- You also must be able to read and write. The full day of ground training also requires students to be able to concentrate in a classroom environment for long periods of time, as well as understand and apply basic principles. Only students who pass both the theory and practical elements will be permitted to jump on their own. However, people with learning disabilities may still be allowed to participate, on a case-by-case basis.
25. Are there any limitations on who can join Skydiving?
The minimum age for a passenger is 16 years, and any students under the age of 18 years will need written consent from a parent or guardian.

There is no maximum age as long as you are relatively fit and in good health. Your weight between 40kg to 90kg to be able to skydiving. If your weight lower or above the weight, just inform us early while booking. Too light or overweight, instructor will need to prepare a suitable parachute to suit your weight for skydiving.

We will not fly anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We are also unable to fly anyone who is pregnant. If you have any special needs and are unsure whether or not they may prevent you from skydiving, please phone or email us to discuss.
26. When is the best time for me to book Skydiving?
We skydive anyday if there is a group booking or we have set a date in our calender or website. From Apr to October is the best season for Skydiving in Malaysia. With mild to hot temperatures and fair winds, you have a much higher chance to enjoy an awesome view in the sky.
27. What if I am afraid of heights?
There are many levels of being scared of heights. There is a big difference between a healthy caution of heights and a true fear of heights.

If you exhibit obvious and severe physical symptoms, such as sweating, dizziness, nausea, when close to an edge, in a glass elevator, or even just thinking about being high, then skydiving is not going to be so enjoyable. If you simply feel a bit anxious and/or excited about your tandem skydive then you are normal.
28. How do I book the Skydiving Courses?
You can book the skydive courses by filling up the Booking Form on our website. If you have any questions about the courses before booking, please call or WhatsApp our General Line for assistant at +60196638336
29. How early should I arrive beforehand to meeting point?
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your course. If you are not familiar with the area you may want to allow some extra time before your departure time. Make sure to get good directions before you leave home (we provide Google & Waze Map in our website and also in your Confirmation Email).

FYI: Be sure to keep your instructor or OXBOLD contact number with you. All trips start at the set scheduled and times, if you are late or you have missed the lesson. Make sure you are familiar with our booking policies.
30. Which location do you provide for me to learn skydiving?
We will conducte Static-line jump and AFF course at airstrip in Taiping, Perak, it's called 'Tekah Airstrip'. The airport was built in early 1929, this wooden structure aerodrome was the first airfield in the state of Perak and also in Peninsular Malaysia.

However, we also conduct Tandem Skydive and AFF at oversea like Australia and other countries. The reason for this is the cost is much cheaper compare to do it in Malaysia, you pay the same price but get much more in overseas. The only thing is you must take a work leave or a vacation to learn this sport in oversea and buy a return flight ticket for yourself. Your course fee which covered accommodation, meals, return land transport which not include in Malaysia.
31. What if the weather is not good on the activity day?
Skydiving requires a good weather. Of course, we must skydive during daylight and we cannot fly in the rain. We make every effort to forecast weather in advance so that you and your pilot only travel to launch if there is a good chance for Skydive.

However, the weather is unpredictable and full of surprises. If the booked time is not suitable for flying we simply make arrangements for another day that does suit your schedule. Many people are lucky and their preferred day is rewarded with a great flight. Others may require two or three different reschedule times to finally get Skydive. We will communicate with each other the day before and/or the morning of the flight to confirm the weather and the likelihood of flying.
32. What is your Cancellation and Refund Policy?
Unfortunately, this activity is a non-refundable policy if cancellation 4 days before the activity, the date can be changed due to bad weather conditions, or a 50% refund if canceled due to bad weather on the activity day itself only, we will reschedule inform you a new date. If you can't accept this policy, we suggest you not book.
STATIC LINE JUMP
1. What is Static Line Jump Skydiving? [DONE]
Static-line skydiving is a solo jump. It’s the most basic form of solo skydiving, you will jump from a 3,000 feet altitude, and the parachute self-deploys, your free-fall time just within 3-5 seconds after you exit the aircraft. A full-day lesson is required prior to the jump. It's a 2 days course, the second day is for backup in case of day one weather is bad and the airplane is not permitted to take off for a jump.

It can be super scary, and if you chicken out on the airplane, there will be no refunds. Make sure you are serious and want to learn this sport and put your 100% gut to make it happen to shine on your life as a memorable experience.
2. Is Static Line Jump Safe? [DONE]
Static line jumping is a method of canopy deployment. It is a deployment of the canopy immediately upon exiting the airplane. There is no skydiving per se involved. It is used as a training method.

Dangers unique and specific only to static line jumping are limited to the exit & deployment period. After that, it’s all canopy flight which, canopy selection notwithstanding, is the same as in skydiving.

Skydiving may or may not involve immediate (upon exiting) canopy deployment. It’s a choice. And while there are potential dangers at the time of exiting an aircraft both with an immediate deployment or a delayed deployment, and potential dangers with any deployment sequence at any time, the larger danger in skydiving is in flying and landing the canopy safely.

So, once the static line jumper has cleared the aircraft and had a successful canopy deployment they are pretty much on equal footing with the non-static line skydiver. They both have to fly home safely.
TANDEM SKYDIVE
1. What is Tandem Skydiving?
Tandem skydiving is a skydive in which you’re strapped to a certified instructor. No training needed — basically, you just listen to some briefing and be good to go.

You get to jump from a greater altitude (15,000 – 20,000 feet). There’s more free-fall time (60 seconds or more), which means you get to experience the floating sensation for much longer before your parachute deploys.

Your instructor can bring a camera and help you record the experience. Stress-free. You get to enjoy the experience more as you don’t have to worry about how to landing and deploy the canopy and etc. You just sit back, relax and yealing all the way and enjoy the scenery.
2. Is Tandem Skydiving Safe?
 
ACCELERATED FREEFALL
1. What is Accelerated Freefall Jumps (AFF) Skydiving?
 
2. Is Accelerated Freefall Jumps (AFF) Skydiving Safe?
 
3. How long is the training?
 
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